Library card

  • JAMK Library is open to all. Your library card is personal and free of charge. By giving your personal information to the Library’s customer register you agree to follow JAMK Library’s rules.
  • You can activate as your JAMK Library card also your JAMKO student card or your Jyväskylä City Library (Keski Libraries) card or your Jyväskylä University Library card.
  • You can send your personal information to us beforehand using this form, or hand it over when you visit the Library. You always have to activate your library card in person in the Library, during service hours. Remember to bring an ID with a photograph, for example a passport, with you when you come pick up your library card.
  • You need your library card’s PIN code to renew your loans and to make reservations in the Janet database. The default PIN code is 12345, change it on Janet. The PIN code’s length needs to be between 5 to 12 characters.
  • Inform the library immediately if you lose your library card so that no one can wrongly use it on your behalf. Please remember to also inform the Library if your address or other contact information changes.
  • JAMK’s and JYU's students and staff are able to use via self-service the Main Library’s and Lutakko Library’s facilities and materials in the mornings and evenings outside the Library’s customer service hours. To use the Library during the self-service hours you will need a PIN code consisting only of numbers.

Self-service Library

JAMK’s and JYU’s students and staff are able to use the Main Library’s,  Lutakko Library’s and Tarvaala Library's facilities and materials in the mornings and evenings outside the Library’s customer service hours.  Please check customer service and self-service hours and guidance on Self-service Library.


Online payment

You can pay your overdue fines also online. Payment Service Provider is Paytrail Plc. For further information please check instructions.


Borrowing and returning


  • You can borrow books and other material at the Library's customer service desk or by using the self-service machines.
  • The loan limit is 20 items if you are not a student or staff member of JAMK, JYU, Jao or POKE.
  • You can return your loans to any unit of JAMK Library.
  • Night and weekend short loans must be returned to the same Library unit in which they were borrowed.
  • When the Library is closed, you can return your loans to a book drop box at the Main Library. The Main Library drop box is located next to door F.

Borrowing rules in brief (pdf)

Overdue and unreturned loans, borrowing block

  • For overdue loans we send out overdue notices by email.
  • We collect fines on items that are returned or renewed after their due date.
  • If your course book loans or reference book loans are late for 3 days, you will be blocked from borrowing.
  • If your other loans are late for 7 days, or your sheet music loans are late for 21 days, you will be blocked from borrowing.
  • The borrowing block is removed when you return all the overdue loans and pay all the overdue fines (5€ per item). If you have more than 50 euros on overdue fines, you will be blocked from borrowing. The block is removed when you pay the fines (50€ max).
  • For unreturned loans we will send an invoice approximately one month after the beginning of the borrowing block.
  • If you have lost your loaned items, you can compensate them by acquiring equivalent replacement copies or by paying a replacement fee. DVDs cannot be compensated with equivalent copies. For more information on replacement fees, see the section on the Library's service fees.

Loan periods

You can see the loan periods in our online catalogue Janet.

Books 28 days
Course books 14 days
Magazines 14 days
Theses 28 days
Movies, educational videos, CD- & DVD-ROMs, audiovisual material 28 days 
CD-recordings 28 days
Sheet music 60 days
Scores 28 days

Reference books can be borrowed for one night and over the weekend. Reference books have to be returned to the library in which they were borrowed. Reference books in the Main Library cannot be borrowed home.

Follow the advance notices

An advance notice will be sent to your email address reminding you of the approaching due dates of your loans. Keep track of the due dates yourself because you will have to pay the overdue fines even if you do not receive the reminder (for example, because of an obsolete address or email server failure).



You can renew your loans online or by email or phone or in the library either using our self-service machines or at the customer service desk.

Loans can be renewed ten times at the most. Reserved items cannot be renewed. Night and weekend short loans (= reference books) cannot be renewed.



You can reserve only material that is out on loan. Make the reservation online in the Janet database or at the Library’s customer service desk.

  • You will get a notice via email when your reservation has arrived for you to pick up.
  • Pick up your reservation from the Library’s self-service shelf for reserved books within one week after you have received the arrival notice email and borrow it. Course book reservations need to be picked up within three days or your reservation will expire.
  • Reservations are picked up from a self-service shelf wherein the customer’s name can be seen connected to the reserved material.
  • If you do not want your reservation in the self-service shelf, please contact the Library’s customer service: your reservation can then be picked up only during the Library’s customer service hours. More info: customer registers.

Service fees

At JAMK libraries the accepted means of payment are credit and bank cards, and Visa Electron. Overdue fines can also be paid online. We don't accept cash as payment.

Overdue fines

Daily fee: 0,30 euros / weekday / item
Night and weekend loans: 5 euros / weekday / item
AV equipment: 5 euros / weekday / item
Maximum fine for overdue items is 50 euros, to be paid as a single payment
Maximum fine for a single item is 5 euros (= lifting an account borrowing block)
You will be blocked from borrowing when:
- the maximum fine limit is full
- normal loans (excluding course books, night & weekend loans, AV equipment, sheet music) are over 7 days overdue
- course books are over 3 days overdue
- night or weekend loans are 3 days overdue
- AV equipment is 3 days overdue
- sheet music is over 21 days overdue

Replacement fees

The customer is responsible for compensating a lost or damaged item. The item is replaced by either bringing an equivalent replacement copy to the Library or by paying a replacement fee. DVDs cannot be replaced with equivalent copies. The replacement fee is case-specific and set according to the purchase price of the lost item. The replacement fee will not be returned to you even if you later find the item you have lost.

Other fees

Item repair fee 5 €
A new library card to replace a missing one 3 €
Address inquiry when an invoice is sent back to us undelivered from the post office with the message “Unknown” 2 €

Administrative handling fees for invoicing:
20 €, when invoicing 1-3 books
40 €, when invoicing 4-10 books
50 €, when invoicing over 10 books





A4 black-and-white

0,10 €

0,20 €

A4 in colour

0,50 €

1 €

A3 black-and-white

0,20 €

0,40 €

A3 in colour

1 €

2 €




Information service


JAMK’s staff

Other customers

Information retrievals: domestic databases

10 € / hour

20 € / hour

Information retrievals: foreign databases

30 € / hour

50 € / hour

Open database instruction

free of charge

free of charge

Interlibrary service

Loans from JAMK's collection to libraries in Finland

9 €/item

Loans from JAMK’s collection to JAMK students

5 €/item

Loans from JAMK’s collection to abroad

25 €/item

Photocopies / articles

6 €/item

The fees for interlibrary loans and photocopies ordered to JAMK Library are based on the service fees set by the sending library.


More information on library service fees

Tapani Lehtonen, Librarian

Page last modified: 20.9.2019

Interlibrary services

Interlibrary service for JAMK students

Do you need material from our collections, but you live on the other side of the country? Contact your local library. They will make an interlibrary loan request to us and we will send the material to them.

Your local library will check out the material for you and you will return it to them by the due date. Your local library can also renew the material if needed, if there are no holds on the material. You will return the material to your local library by the due date and they will send it back to us.

Remember to mention that you are a JAMK student. Interlibrary loans for JAMK students are 5 euros per item.

You can also request an interlibrary loan via JAMK’s interlibrary service if you cannot find the book or other publication you want from JAMK University of Applied Sciences library or other libraries in the area, such as Jyväskylä University Library or Keski-Kirjasto libraries.

Interlibrary loans from other libraries are usually subject to a charge. The library who sends the interlibrary loan will determine the price, the loan periods and other terms. As customer you will commit to these terms and expenses caused by neglect if needs be.

You will get an email notice when your interlibrary loan can be picked up from the library.

Order an interlibrary loan here

Contact information

JAMK University of Applied Sciences
Main Library
Interlibrary Service

Interlibrary service for other libraries

JAMK Library’s interlibrary service sends materials for loan from its collections to other libraries and information services. You can make a request either via the interlibrary loan request form or by sending an email at kirjasto.kaukopalvelu(a) Reference library materials, videos, films and journals cannot be borrowed via interlibrary service. Textbooks/course books can be borrowed via interlibrary service only for JAMK students. Libraries can renew their interlibrary loans via their National Repository Library accounts.

For domestic interlibrary loans we charge 9 euros per item. For foreign interlibrary loans we charge 25 euros per item. Photocopies are 6 euros per article. Interlibrary service for JAMK’s students is 5 euros per item.

Interlibrary loans return address

JAMK University of Applied Sciences
Main Library
Interlibrary Service
PL 207
40101 Jyväskylä